“We demand that the election be called afresh right away,” Freeman Mbowe, chairman of the opposition CHADEMA party, said in a post on his Twitter account.
Magufuli won the elections by more than 12.5 million votes.
In his bid for a second term, he has promised voters that he will boost the economy by completing ambitious infrastructure projects he started in his first term. These include a new hydropower dam, a rail-line and planes for the national carrier.
The government projects economic growth of 5.5% in 2020 after COVID-19 hit key sectors such as tourism.
The World Bank predicts expansion of only 2.5%.
Magufuli is promising voters that his infrastructure projects will fuel growth of at least 8%:
Zimbabwe has commended Tanzania for conducting successful elections, while the United Kingdom, has expressed concern following allegations of irregularities. – Additional Reporting SABC News
The post Tanzania’s two leading opposition parties reject poll, demand new vote appeared first on SABC News – Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa’s news leader..
Read more here:: South Africa News Post